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William Walker sails from New Orleans for Honduras on his last filibustering expedition

William Walker, photograph, detail
06/21/1860
William Walker sailed from New Orleans, Louisiana on his last filibustering expedition against the Honduran island of Roatán aboard the schooner John E. Taylor.  From there he and his men occupied the port city of Trujillo on the Honduran mainland.  Hondurans forced him to free and he surrendered to the Royal Navy forces in the area.  The British turned him over to the Hondurans who executed him in Trujillo on September 11, 1860.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
 William O. Scroggs, Filibusters and Financiers: The Story of William Walker and His Associates (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1916), 383-389.

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